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Nevada governor orders healthcare lawsuit

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons signed an executive order on yesterday for his state to join 14 other states suing the federal government over health care reform. The Republican governor said the state would be represented by Las Vegas lawyer Mark Hutchison after Democratic Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto refused an earlier directive from Gibbons to join ...

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Nevada governor orders state to join healthcare lawsuit

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons signed an executive order on yesterday for his state to join 14 other states suing the federal government over health care reform. The Republican governor said the state would be represented by Las Vegas lawyer Mark Hutchison after Democratic Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto refused an earlier directive from Gibbons to join ...

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Settlement reached in dam-breaking case

LAMAR COUNTY — A $1.1-million settlement has been reached in the lawsuit stemming from the 2004 collapse of Big Bay Lake Dam. The Hattiesburg American reports the settlement was reached March 25 after a two-hour conference between the attorneys for 123 plaintiffs and those representing Land Partners Limited Partnership and Big Bay Lake Inc. Officials said $1.1 million will be ...

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Attorneys want TVA CEO to give deposition

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — Attorneys handling lawsuits that seek damages for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) 2008 coal ash spill have told a federal magistrate the utility’s top executive should give a deposition. TVA attorneys at a hearing yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Bruce Guyton said Tom Kilgore shouldn’t have to give a deposition, since he wasn’t directly involved until after the ...

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Hood needs more time before filing healthcare lawsuit

JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he needs more time to evaluate a new federal healthcare law before deciding whether to challenge it in court. Gov. Haley Barbour had given Hood until noon today to say whether the Attorney General’s Office would file a lawsuit. Barbour, a Republican, said he would file one himself if Democrat Hood chooses ...

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Toyota lawsuit in limbo

OXFORD — U.S. District Judge Michael Mills has put a Union County woman’s lawsuit against Toyota on hold until questions are answered about where such lawsuits will finally be heard. Attorneys for Belva Simmons and Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. had asked for the decision. The venue issue is being considered by a national judicial panel, which will decide how ...

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Judge tosses refinery leak lawsuit

HOUSTON — A $100-million jury award against BP, PLC, over a 2007 refinery leak at its Texas City plant has been rejected. A federal judge in Houston on Tuesday set aside the punitive judgment of $10 million apiece for 10 contract workers who said they were injured. U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt agreed with the jury’s finding that London-based ...

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Couple opens class-action lawsuit against Toyota

SEATTLE — A Seattle couple has sued Toyota, seeking to have the company take back the vehicle they just bought or reimburse them for lost value. Dana and Douglas Eller filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court, seeking class action status on behalf of others who recently bought Toyotas. The lawsuit claims the Ellers bought a 2009 RAV4 in September ...

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Toyota sending Prius expert to aid investigation

HARRISON, N.Y. — Toyota is sending an engineer to help with the investigation of an accident in which a driver said her Prius accelerated on its own and slammed into a stone wall. Harrison police Capt. Anthony Marraccini said today that Toyota told him a “technical analyst engineer” would come to the New York City suburb next Wednesday to help ...

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TVA lawsuit deadline extended

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A federal magistrate handling dozens of lawsuits that seek damages from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) coal ash spill has extended deadlines for some court filings. The suits seek damages from the huge Dec. 2008 spill of coal ash at TVA’s Kingston plant. With the lawsuits still in the discovery phase, U.S. Magistrate Bruce Guyton has extended ...

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